Mutual Images Journal

The broad purpose of the Mutual Images journal is the analysis and discussion of the everchanging, multidimensional relations between Europe and Asia, and between specific European countries or regions and specific Asian countries or regions. It is an open source, peer-reviewed, international journal.

We are pleased to inform you of the publication of the 2nd volume of Mutual Images Journal: Japanese pop culture in Europe today: economic challenges, mediated notions, future opportunities.

Mutual Images 2nd issue is available online: www.mutualimages-journal.org/

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial

Marco Pellitteri

ARTICLES

Cartoons vs. Manga Movies: A Brief History of Anime in the UK

Manuel Hernandez Perez, Kevin Corstorphine, Darren Stephens

Brokers of “Japaneseness:” Bringing table-top J-RPGs to the “West”

Björn-Ole Kamm

The Anime VHS Home Video Market in France

Bounthavy Suvilay

Dragon Ball Popularity in Spain Compared to Current Delocalized Models of Consumption How Dragon Ball developed from a regionally-based complex system into a nationwide social phenomenon

José Andrés Santiago Iglesias

Japanese Pop Culture, Identification, and Socialization: The Case of an Italian Web-Community

Fabio Palumbo, Domenica Gisella Calabrò

Beyond Time & Culture: The Revitalisation of Old Norse Literature and History in Yukimura Makoto’s Vinland Saga

Maxime Danesin

REVIEWS

The End of Cool Japan: Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Challenges to Japanese Popular Culture – Mark McLelland

Simon Turner

The Visual Language of Comics: Introduction to the Structure and Cognition of Sequential Images – Neil Cohn

Francesco-Alessio Ursini

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